Category Archives: Israel

Finding G-d

Also featured on chabad.org I believe in G‑d. Even before I became Torah observant, I felt His hand dancing through the events of my life. I saw purpose behind both the good and the bad, the happy and the painful. Even though I … Continue reading

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No Place to Stick

Growing up, I valued the idea of saying your piece. To not hold things in and be walked all over, but to defend yourself if need be and not let anybody treat you badly. This was a result of watching … Continue reading

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Right Side Up

We live in a broken and upside down world. Suddenly, my personal sense of safety feels more under threat and I am reminded of this. Even when all is “well” for me, there are many millions of people living in … Continue reading

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I Can Breathe

In my little corner of the city where I live, right now, I can choose to exhale. For this moment at least, I can let go and breathe it all out long and slowly. And hope that like laughter is … Continue reading

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We are all Going to Die

We are all going to die. Though I believe that we do not die before our time is up. Nor do we go through things that we are not supposed to go through. So that’s what I believe, on the … Continue reading

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Where it Begins

I’ve been wondering what I can possibly contribute to the mass of articles out there on the current conflict. I am no political expert and I also see that there is more to anything than meets the eye, layers and … Continue reading

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Home

I am grateful to have the luxury of trying to find and create a home that we love, beyond just four walls and a roof. Though I want to share what we’ve learned along the way, it is with the … Continue reading

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I ♥ litchis

My favourite addiction is in season. A few weeks ago, I felt the familiar tingle in my tummy as I caught my annual first glimpse of the litchi. Of course it was the Middle Eastern variation, which thankfully turned out … Continue reading

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Chewy, almost nothingness

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood food. And so I sit and write with a bowl of salty homemade popcorn, just the way I used to make it growing up. It’s the simple foods I long for … Continue reading

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Where are our Roots?

My aspirations rest in the air over there. Though I dreamed of beyond, it is there where the longing was at its most heady. I would drive and drive and the weather and scents of my childhood – sweet mowed … Continue reading

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